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I am new to it all!!! Please Help!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Barnes4Hfun, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Barnes4Hfun

    Barnes4Hfun New Egg

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    Hi as my title states I am new to the site and also new to actually raising a certain breed of chicken!!! My son has decided to join our local 4-H this year and we are all very excited to be apart of the poultry world but all we have ever had is random breeds of chickens!! We have always loved having our chickens but I have a feeling that we have now gotten into a more time consuming and greater detail aspect of poultry!! But we are ready for it and very excited to be apart of it!! The breed that my son has chosen to start raising is the Splash Marans!! But some of the sites I have been too have said they are a breed recognized by the APA and others say their not?! So now I'm a little worried that we now have a breed that isn't "really" a breed?!?!?! We need help to find out if what we have his a legitimate breed or not? And if the 4-H and other shows will recognize this as a real breed? Please help!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would write to them and ask if this breed is recognized! I have a mixed flock and I love it! Barred Rocks are a very hardy breed, so are Rhode Island Reds. There are really so many to choose from! Good luck in your 4H endeavors!! You are in for lots of fun! [​IMG]
     
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  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know how your 4-H will be but here there not that strict here as far as breeds being recognized by APA as long birds are healthy and not mixes then there good. my boys have been it in for 5 years and it has really helped them learn all about the birds. They got to help the judges this year and learned alot about how each bird is judged. Good luck[​IMG]
     
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  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. salkxsj

    salkxsj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to BYC from San Diego
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Barns4Hfun, and [​IMG]!! Happy you joined our community!
     

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